Median pay for Trauma Registrars in the United States is around $17.14 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Female Trauma Registrars far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Trauma Registrars is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,441 - $60,406
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$34K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,974
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$13.41 - $24.63
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$13
$17
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,441 - $60,406  
   
Bonus
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$28,420 - $53,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $24.63  
   
Overtime
$15.77 - $42.57  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$800  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,420 - $53,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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Job Description for Trauma Registrar

Trauma registrars work in hospitals and are responsible for collecting and verifying the data of admitted trauma patients, as well as coding and entering this data into a database. Strong computer skills, along with typing and medical coding skills, are essential for this position, and report-making skills are also necessary to organize and present data to management and other departments.

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Trauma Registrar Tasks

  • Attain follow-up data by reviewing medical records, physician notes and interviewing patients.
  • Compile, organize and report medical case data.
  • Prepare data reports for review by management staff.
  • Perform case audits and reviews to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Abstract and code clinical data.

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Popular Skills for Trauma Registrar


Survey results imply that Trauma Registrars put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Medical Coding, Medical Terminology, and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Abstracting, and Electronic Medical Records. Experience with Data Analysis is often linked with knowledge of Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Trauma Registrar

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Trauma Registrars, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. Trauma Registrars bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $42K.

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Experience Affects Trauma Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Trauma Registrar Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
up arrow 2%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 10%

Abstracting
up arrow 10%

Data Entry
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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